Las Mujeres del Barro Rojo produce world-renowned clay pieces, each piece is a labor of love that is both beautifully artistic and functional. This stunning red clay bowl is perfect for displaying fresh fruits and vegetables. All the while telling the story of these incredible women artisans.
Note: This bowl is porous and will sweat out liquids.
Handcrafted in San Marcos Tlapazola, Mexico.
Product Details & Care
Care: Hand wash with soap and water.
Size: 5″ H x 10″ D
Material: Red Clay
Note: This bowl is porous and will sweat out liquid. Use as a stunning tabletop display is a perfect option.
About the Artisans
To arrive at the home workshop and pottery studio of Las Mujeres del Barro Rojo, or The Women of the Red Clay in English, you take a stunning ride surrounded by mountains and other small villages. You head down a bumpy dirt road that leads to bright blue doors that joyfully welcome you. When you meet the women, they passionately show you the process they use to create their magnificent clay pieces from start to finish. Their process goes like this…
They start the process by mining clay in the surrounding mountains by hand, carrying it in a shawl back to their home. When they arrive back to the pottery studio, they process the clay with water, sand, and other materials to produce the material they use to craft their wares. From there, the women use simple tools and their hands to shape their pottery into magnificent works of art. Next, they burnish the pieces with a smooth stone to create the glazed finish. Lastly, they fire the formed clay pieces in a smokeless outdoor kiln.
This incredibly delicate, yet laborious, process is used for every piece that these women make to display across the globe. Each piece you purchase from Wanderluxe Home’s Barro Rojo Collection directly supports these amazing women artisans.